Category Archives: stations

Amsterdam Centraal

And at the end of my day admiring the heritage and architecture of Amsterdam, I was welcomed back onto the trains by this amazing station building. The building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and first opened in 1889.  It may look

Amsterdam Centraal

And at the end of my day admiring the heritage and architecture of Amsterdam, I was welcomed back onto the trains by this amazing station building. The building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and first opened in 1889.  It may look

The station next door

Travellers on the London Underground will have encountered the tube station ‘KingsCrossStPancras’.  Above ground, there are two stations directly next to each other.  St Pancras, now serving Lille, Brussels and Paris and Kings Cross from which trains go to domestic

The station next door

Travellers on the London Underground will have encountered the tube station ‘KingsCrossStPancras’.  Above ground, there are two stations directly next to each other.  St Pancras, now serving Lille, Brussels and Paris and Kings Cross from which trains go to domestic

Permanent St Pancras Art

St Pancras tweeted this link to me about last week’s post, a YouTube video about One More Time.  You can watch it here. The two permanent works of art are both bronzes.  To one side, by the Booking Office Bar is

Permanent St Pancras Art

St Pancras tweeted this link to me about last week’s post, a YouTube video about One More Time.  You can watch it here. The two permanent works of art are both bronzes.  To one side, by the Booking Office Bar is

Temporary Station Art

On the upper level of the station there are two permanent works of public art as well as one site for temporary exhibition of different works of art.  London has two other such locations, the fourth plinth on Trafalgar Square

Temporary Station Art

On the upper level of the station there are two permanent works of public art as well as one site for temporary exhibition of different works of art.  London has two other such locations, the fourth plinth on Trafalgar Square

St Pancras

I feel like I’m back in my ‘elephant’ as one of my friends always says.  I’m sitting on a long distance train with no internet connection drafting blog posts about stations, journeys and destinations.  This time I am not on

St Pancras

I feel like I’m back in my ‘elephant’ as one of my friends always says.  I’m sitting on a long distance train with no internet connection drafting blog posts about stations, journeys and destinations.  This time I am not on

Lancaster Gate

The tube station is named after the closest gate into Kensington Gardens which itself was named to honour Queen Victoria, Duke of Lancaster.  It is one of the ‘narrow’ tube stations, without the horizontal space for escalators.  Instead, it has

Lancaster Gate

The tube station is named after the closest gate into Kensington Gardens which itself was named to honour Queen Victoria, Duke of Lancaster.  It is one of the ‘narrow’ tube stations, without the horizontal space for escalators.  Instead, it has

Bronzes along the way

Updated to add that a week after I posted this, Sir Nicholas Winton died, aged 106.  I join many in thanking him for saving innocent children’s lives in the 1930s. I could have put these into the last two posts,

Bronzes along the way

Updated to add that a week after I posted this, Sir Nicholas Winton died, aged 106.  I join many in thanking him for saving innocent children’s lives in the 1930s. I could have put these into the last two posts,